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I photograph a lot of people in their places–people working and living and their environments. These environmental portraits are so much fun to make, but I’ve usually got a limited time to make them–business people can only halt business for so long while I make pictures. That’s why it’s important that I have some systems […]

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Environmental portraits show people in their place, their habitat. The environment sets the mood and the place of the story, and a single look at the photograph can tell you what the story is about. Let me show you three things I think about as I light the background to make an environment worth photographing. 1. It’s Gotta Be […]

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Environmental portraiture means different things to different people. To me, an environmental portrait can be designated as such when the environment, i.e., the surrounding area, plays a large part in the photo. Environmental portraits help establish context and make it easier to divulge the personal interests and lifestyle that your subject enjoys. For me, if […]

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